MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 274, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, August 25, 2019 / 24 Menachem Av 5779 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
The topics in this week’s 274th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus Applied to Re’eh and Rosh Chodesh Elul
- According to Chassidus what relationship should we have with the physical objects in our lives – clothing, furniture, gifts we receive, antiques etc.?
- What is the source and reason for married women covering their hair?
- What attitude should we have to superstition, ayin hora and the likes?
- Do current events have any deeper connection with the Hebrew dates when they occur?
- Do you recommend reading books on intimacy by known rabbis and teachers?
- Why is there such conflict about saying Yechi?
- Does iskafya apply to a pregnant woman?
- Follow up:
o Male mashpia for women (episode 248)
o Vaccinations (episodes 269-273)
- Chassidus question: How can we make sense of the different ways that Jews practice Judaism when we have only one G-d and one Torah?
- My Life 2019 essays: To Be Free From Fear, Moshe Backman, 27, Kingston, PA; Soul Challenge, Moises Perez, 25, Cordoba, Argentina; גובה, משקל ומונה צעדים, Adina Engelsman, 21, B’nei Brak, Israel
This hour-long dose of insights, broadcast live every Sunday night 8-9PM EST, is meant to inform, inspire and empower us by applying the teachings of Chassidus to help us face practical and emotional challenges and difficulties in our personal lives and relationships. To have your question addressed, please submit it at chassidusapplied.com/ask.
In what has now become a staple in so many people’s lives, MyLife: Chassidus Applied addresses questions that many people are afraid to ask and others are afraid to answer. When asked about the sensitive topics he has been addressing, Rabbi Simon Jacobson commented, “I understand that the stakes are high and great care has to be taken when speaking openly, but the silence and lack of clarity on matters plaguing the community can no longer go unaddressed. The stakes of not providing answers are even higher.”
The on-going series has provoked a significant reaction from the community, with thousands of people viewing each live broadcast and hundreds of questions pouring in week after week. At the root of every question and personal challenge tackled by the series is the overarching question: Does Judaism have the answers to my personal dilemmas?
In inimitable “Jacobson-fashion”, the broadcast answers people’s questions in simple, clear language while being heavily sourced. Each episode is jam-packed with eye-opening advice from the Rebbeim, gleaned from uncovering surprising gems in their letters, sichos and maamorim that address our personal issues with disarming relevance. Simultaneously, Rabbi Jacobson is able to crystallize a concept quickly, succinctly, and poignantly for any level of listener.
All episodes are immediately available for viewing in the MLC’s archive and can be downloaded as MP3s for listening on the go.
Questions may be submitted anonymously at chassidusapplied.com/ask.